Model Boat Mayhem

The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: inverclyde-ted on April 17, 2008, 03:53:16 pm

Title: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: inverclyde-ted on April 17, 2008, 03:53:16 pm
Have been on this vessel twice now.....in line with my job ! it really is as good as it looks in this photograph. Just thought it would be nice to share it with you all.
Jim :police:
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: alan colson on April 17, 2008, 04:08:34 pm
Jim
This is based on a lifeboat presumably, would it be a Trent?
Alan
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: ray123 on April 17, 2008, 04:17:39 pm
hi alan it looks like a old retired  arun class life boat  there was one in weymouth marina a few years ago  thay painted the orange superstructure grey     see you at alfold hope us  'southenders' bring the sunshine!! :) regards ray
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: furball on April 17, 2008, 04:29:55 pm
Yep, it's an Arun. Ex-Penlee - Mabel Alice. O.N. 1085 52-24.

(Kent police have just bought the prototype Tamar - to be based at Sheerness).


Lance
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: inverclyde-ted on April 17, 2008, 05:07:45 pm
Hi Guys

Lance got it in one it is indeed the old Mabel Alice, follow this link to get some more on her

http://www.strathclyde.police.uk/index.asp?locID=928&docID=-1

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Charlie on April 23, 2008, 12:25:32 pm
Can anyone give any details on this rather nice looking Clyde police boat?
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 23, 2008, 01:03:50 pm

   Excellent picture!
      It would make a terrific model.  O0
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: J.beazley on April 23, 2008, 01:26:43 pm
very nice boat, looks a little bit like a smaller trent but im sure someone will tell us O0

Jay
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: DickyD on April 23, 2008, 02:00:44 pm

   Excellent picture!
      It would make a terrific model.  O0


So would the Bismark Martin ;)
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: DickyD on April 23, 2008, 02:07:48 pm
Courtesy of the BBC
Impressive vessel'

It is the first time MoD police have trialled a boat which has been expressly built for their needs.

Built over a period of 15 months, it is powered by two turbo-charged diesel engines and has a top speed of more than 30 knots.

The vessel is designed to be quicker and more manoeuvrable by using water-jet technology for steering.

The MoD spokesman said: "We are still conducting trials but every indication so far is that this launch will be far and away the most capable and impressive vessel of its type in the UK, if not beyond."

Once the boat has successfully completed sea trials then it will be based on the Clyde.
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: inverclyde-ted on April 23, 2008, 02:50:43 pm
At least this new boat might keep them awake on a Sunday morning.
I just a few years ago managed to sail within 3 boat lengths of them in my 50hp RIB, before the guy reading the Sunday papers dropped them, the guy asleep with his head resting on the chart table woke up and the helmsman sitting with his feet up drinking a coffee, scalded himself......All within yards of the Coulport submarine fueling depot.
Just makes you feel safe to think the MOD finest are on the ball 24hrs a day {-)
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: tigertiger on April 23, 2008, 03:01:39 pm
Mod Plod are always at thier best.

Be a lert, Britain needs lerts.
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: dougal99 on April 23, 2008, 08:41:31 pm
True story:

Mod Plod "Can I see your ID"

Me "But you know who I am"

Mod Plod "Yes sir, but familiarity breeds etc"

You couldn't make it up  :D
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 23, 2008, 10:29:33 pm

So who's going to be brave enough to contact the MoD and ask them where the boat was made.....
.......and then refer them to this thread!  :o
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: nhp651 on April 27, 2008, 04:25:27 pm
I'll have a go, always up for a challenge? :angel:
just sent my first email, so will hope for some response. :D
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Charlie on April 28, 2008, 04:22:24 pm
I have since found out that it was designed by Camarc, and built by Holyhead Marine, see their website here for more details:

http://www.holyhead.co.uk/co_holyhead_marine/index.asp
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Mr Andy on April 28, 2008, 06:11:00 pm
Hell of a thing I need to come on here to find out what the boat I seen was in the fish dock the other week, whats worse HOLYHEAD fish dock, and it was built here. {-)

Andy. :) ;)
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 30, 2008, 10:51:59 am

Well I have new!

I've spoken to Holyhead Marine and had a nice chat with a gentleman there.
He was a bit reserved at first but once he realised we just a bunch of enthusiastic... but harmless nutters he
agreed to look into the possibility of releasing a set of simplified CAD drawings for us to make a model of their
new 15m Police Boat. Obviously any commercial and copyright details will be removed and there is no licence
to produce the hull commercially but they are more than keen so see some semi scale models of this
and their other boats.

He said, 'give him a week or so and he'll see what he can make available.' .... Does any Mayhemers know CAD and CAD conversion?

( NB: if anyone is interested in making an exact scale model of the Police Boat, please PM me! )

More pictures would be welcome Andy if possible.


Edit: Spelling.
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: John W E on April 30, 2008, 11:37:46 am
hi there everyone;

Martin Mayhem - if you can persuade that man with the Leather Jacket on  :D to do a drawing or a plan similar to the Fairy Swordsman in construction or the Strathclyde Police Boat; I will be prepared to do a build and a log on it, similar to the Fairy Swordsman;

I have no facility though of downloading CAD drawings on this computer here; but I am certain we could get by - however, it would be great to work from a plan that is our Dave M can do it - hey it would only take him a couple of minutes, he is sitting there with nowt else to do isnt he  -  sitting there on his old man's chair twiddling his thumbs and swinging his soldering iron....I am now goiing to don my hard hat and dive for cover....aye  :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on April 30, 2008, 11:55:44 am

This is handy to view files, covers most types , no excuse now Br Bird

http://www.infograph.com/products/dwgviewer/


HS93
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: dougal99 on April 30, 2008, 11:59:23 am
Everyone's on my case today.....    :-X


Martin

Is that the beat up Samsonite with the broken lock?  {-)

Doug
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: FullLeatherJacket on May 01, 2008, 09:39:40 am
I was wondering what the hell to do today...................
OK, if you can squeeze some drawings out of The Plod then I'll see what I can do to get them in a fit state for Bloobs to play with. AutoCAD R14.DWG would be the best format, but I can convert from PDF if necessary.
Don't try getting anything from Camarc - we've been trying for years! "Blood" and "stone" spring to mind.
Now leave me alone for a bit - I've got Footski's P94 to finish!
FLJ
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Garabaldy on July 12, 2008, 12:13:49 am
hi there,

with reference to viewing cad drawings may i suggest this.

You can download for free software very similar to autocad here http://www.dwggateway.com/

Be warned the software is full of glitches if your intending on doing any extensive drawing work but if its just for viewing files and some drafting then its perfect  It will view any dwg. dxf. file etc.

hope this is of use to some one :)
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 25, 2009, 07:21:03 pm

Website: http://www.holyheadmarine.co.uk/?page_id=30
PDF:       http://www.holyheadmarine.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/15mFastPatrolCraft.pdf
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Number 6 on September 25, 2009, 08:19:13 pm
She's definately a retired Arun. There's one in Holyhead harbour too on a regular basis,looks like a dive support boat or something,orange painted over with grey(bit dull!). Dave.
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: johno 52-11 on September 27, 2009, 08:58:05 pm
The Arun that Strathclyde Police had has been sold and is now at Portishead and available for day trips etc. http://www.thearunexperience.co.uk/ (http://www.thearunexperience.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Guy Bagley on April 26, 2010, 09:59:25 am
we ' did' the arun experience this weekend out of portishead- ( i am still beaming from ear to ear 2 days later  )

 the boat is a beauty- the weather was perfect and the whole experience was just fantastic

andy and family were awesome hosts too and i cannot thank them enough....

so come on you mad lifeboatmodeller people, get yourself down to the arun experience- it is a fantastic trip and an experience you wont forget.....

www.thearunexperience.co.uk
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: debssnal on April 26, 2010, 06:26:56 pm

   Excellent picture!
      It would make a terrific model.  O0

the plug has been made for over a year now.you took a pic of it Martin and you did not know
International Model Boat Show - Nov 2008
Warwick2008-Show-417.JPG

kind regards
Alan

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows2008/Warwick2008-1/imagepages/image416.html (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows2008/Warwick2008-1/imagepages/image416.html)
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Number 6 on May 01, 2010, 12:49:33 pm
Is it still available to buy?? Not seen it on the website or seen it at other shows, what scale done on? Would be great on 1/12 scale. Number6 :-))
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Guy Bagley on May 04, 2010, 12:26:12 pm
contact models by design, i am sure you will get all the help you need !- they're great !
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: Number 6 on May 04, 2010, 09:02:13 pm
Will hopefully see Andy and co. at the rally at Wicksteed, had plenty of stuff off them before. I agree, they're pretty good, Number6.
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: sentry on May 06, 2010, 12:08:34 am
If any one ever finds any plans for this lonely boat i,ed be very interested I have a Hobby store pilot40 hull which I think might be able to be converted if not might ask Models by Design  what scale how big and cost theres is and are there still available,
If anyone has or gets any more info world and could you past in on please,
                                        Regards, Sentry.
Title: Re: Strathclyde Police Boat
Post by: debssnal on May 06, 2010, 08:07:40 pm
Hi,
   i am seeing Andy at the weekend.i made the plug for the top for him.that was made to 1:20.as for the hull Andy needs to do a mod on one he has.we did talk about a bigger one.
I will have a chat with him about it.

kind regards
Alan